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Private Fingerprinting Providers

Under the authority Criminal Procedure Article § 10-221, Annotated Code of Maryland, regulations (COMAR 12.15.05) have been approved that allow the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to certify private providers to submit electronic fingerprint information directly to the Criminal Justice Information System for the purpose of obtaining background checks on behalf of private individuals. The results of the background checks are returned to the requesting individual or organization as required under current law. The private provider will not receive the results of any background check. The private provider will be required to collect and submit any fees related to the background check and submit those fees to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The private provider will be allowed to set and retain a service fee.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Private Fingerprinting Provider. We are currently accepting private provider applications. Please email Ms. Barbara Barnwell, CJIS Private Provider Coordinator for an application or for additional information. Email: